Funk & Soul Festivals

Craig's busy summer timetable.

14 June, 2013

While we're sure that all of you reading this site know of Craig Charles for one reason and one reason only, there are plenty of people out there who wouldn't instantly peg him for Red Dwarf if they saw a picture of him. There are Coronation Street fans, there are Robot Wars fans, there are even (presumably) Captain Butler fans. Both of them.

Funk & Soul Festivals

But our Craig also has an increasingly fervent fanbase who know him first and foremost for his work as a DJ. Having started his famed Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6music over a decade ago, he's had further success taking his unique disc-spinning style out on the road. This summer, he's got a particularly busy schedule on, going from festival to festival for some live DJing action. So if you're one of those fans, you might want to get yourself along to one of the following events:

26th-30th June
Glastonbury Festival, Somerset

Tickets sold out, but if you're going, Craig plays Friday on the Hell Stage (Shangri-La)
5th-7th July
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, Birmingham

Craig plays Saturday
25th-28th July
WOMAD, Wiltshire

Craig plays Friday
1st-4th August
Camp Bestival, Dorset

Craig's day not yet specified
2nd-4th August
Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

Craig's day not yet specified
31st Aug-1st Sep
Jersey Live, Jersey

Craig plays the Hospitality Stage on Saturday

If you're not the festival-going sort, meanwhile, you can also catch Craig at assorted club dates in the coming months - including Brighton on Saturday 15th June, Southwark on Saturday 22nd June and Manchester in both June and July. For more information on those dates, check out the listings on

And if you'd rather sit back and watch this kind of thing on the TV, then you're covered there as well, as Craig will be forming part of BBC's Glastonbury coverage over the last weekend in June, hosting programmes on BBC Four.

Oh, and we guess you can still catch him in Corrie if you're so inclined, as well...

Keep up with all things Charlesian on the Official Funk & Soul Twitter!

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